Apollo 18: The Moon Missions is an attempt at creating a
realistic simulation of manning an Apollo space trip. The game comes on
two disks: a video-heavy orientation section, and a the actual
simulation training at Johnson Space Center.
Players will be
tested on proper commands and sequence, in hopes that they will move on
to the actual Apollo 18 launch. Once on the shuttle, the player will
spend most of their time staring at the control panels, putting what
they've learned to the test. The simulation is broken up by short
arcade sequences, but for the most part is occupied by looking at
readouts and buttons.
A heavy emphasis is put on correct
procedure, as the game shoots for accuracy over flash. Commands must be
precisely entered, in sequence. Mission Control will help the player
with staying on track, but players will experience bouts of "radio
interference" that will require a good memory.